The beginning of April
was quite unpleasant. It became obvious that the Matrix is going to change around events even for more: when switching my PC on, I've got a message saying "On April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP will no longer be available. Don't let your PC go unprotected."
This even has been determined in Internet societies as "XPocalypse
". More than 20% of PC owners, incl. me, used this OS by now and were quite happy.
IMHO, Windows XP, by now, appears the best OS ever coded by Microsoft. I own a licensed version and it worked for about 10 years with just 2 or 3 complete re-installations, when I've bought a new PC.
Now it appears, the PC I've bought 5 years ago, will expire soon amongst XP. After Windows 8 analyzing tool, it threw to me the following:
WTF?.. NX is not available?.. Secure boot?.. Screen resolution is too small?.. My PC is just 5 years old!
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Most possibly, in the nearest future we will be forced to buy a new PC each year. Damn "technology"! This, again, shows the natural side of the computers world. Sometimes I was thinking there it's possible to build kind of system which would work for ages with no minor changes. Now it appears, computers world is up to regular and boring capitalism side: shopping. Work hard, earn money, even more money, even more - then shop, buy, die - the stupid wheel of the modern life. Obviously, software and hardware developers are closely connected to each other, so they constantly need "upgrades" and slowly, but surely become slaves of their own Matrix, instead of providing more automated processes.
I doubt now that I will ever change this PC. I will just switch the Internet from it to avoid external intrusions. I will keep all the software I love and got used to, and will continue to work with it, when necessary. Then I possibly buy a not expensive tablet PC just to send emails and browse Internet to read news or watch movies. Less computers = more life.
Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.
Oh well, just yesterday I've got yet another legal update of Internet Explorer's security. Probably, Microsoft got some attack from the unhappy users because of stopping their most successful project up to date. And possibly, this update was related to some "0-day vulnerability
" of IE. I've read in news that even local banks avoided customers from using IE because of that flaw.
Well, Windows XP was good; IE was never perfect. It's helpful only once: when the OS is installed from scratch and there is no other way to connect to Internet except using IE. Then, this connection is used at first to download Opera or Mozilla Firefox. Then IE should be closed, switched from the connection and never opened again.
For me it seems building miniBB like the "software for ages" in some term is also an utopic. Huge "updates" also affect PHP. In PHP 5.5, "the original MySQL extension is now deprecated"
. That means, lots of older websites will soon be closed, or they need to be re-coded to support MySQLi or PDO_MySQL extensions. That also means, miniBB needs a MySQLi module, which, luckily, is already coded, tested and needs to be released amongst the complete new version of this product. Hopefully I could plan this for May. Lots of work needs to be done because of that.
Another way would be to choose a never-switching from PHP 5.4.x. But the open source tehnology never stops as well. It brings more and more work, even more work, even more... I'm not sure: are computers making the life easier
Closer to the end of this month, the world turned on to the corpses theme. Again, I would avoid speaking of Ukraine, 'cause I'm not sure what's happening there. The fact is, there are lots of corpses and the war is coming even more closely to my state. Each day I'm watching lots of trace in the skies left by NATO planes and hearing their low frequency engines.
OMG, my mother left this world quite in time... I believe she's resting now in quiet peace. On the 40th Day after death, by the Old Believers tradition, I went to Rezekne again and visited their temple to order a ceremony of Wake. In total, I've paid 200 EUR in clean cash to this church. 150 EUR went for the "burial service" ritual. 20 EUR spent for 9 days Wake. Finally, 30 EUR spent for 40 days Wake.
I wonder how much money the God's institution earns nowadays. Whenever I was there, they were always having a corpse sung out. Since this little city is dying fast, they could have up to 5 corpses to service per day. And it's not including Wake ceremonies, or Christening, or whatever else. Thousands of EUR clean profit with no taxes just for saying some words almost noone understand or singing in a bad choir.
After watching all that, I don't understand what the current "Old Believers" traditions are about. If they are just up to more, even more profit, I would be happy to change this religion to something else. Unfortunately, my mom managed to impress me a deep understanding that a person should not change Religion s/he is in; else it's being considered a big "sin".
I never understood what kind of sins Christianity is about. God allowed the rogues to kill his Jewish Son, then they started to pray the Crucifix, and so to pray Jews and the Blood. If we take a look around, this is what surrounds the society all the ages: antisemitism and tons of brutality.
Maybe, if people would start to something else, they would get more light in their lives...
Just following my thoughts of this, I've got a chance to watch a perfect and impressive movie this month. It's called "The Life of Pi
" - the most irony in it is, that the first letters of my name and surnames are also pronounced as "Pi". But the movie is about a boy from India, which discovers his path to God in a quite unusual way. I loved his cosmopolitan analysis of religions, and I felt in love with the art-of-state enigmas this movie provides. Highly recommended to everyone.
April does what he wants! Jaime's calender proves that, again...